In The Spotlight
Grammy & Awards Winning Guest Artists Work with BRCPS Scholars
As part of ongoing collaboration between BRCPS and the Celebrity Series of Boston, Grammy Winning percussionist Sandeep Das & Cellist Mike Block visited this fall to lead a workshop with BRCPS 4th graders. After demonstrating their instruments (cello and Tabla) by playing for the scholars, they explained how they got started, what it takes to become an expert musician, and all the amazing things playing music has enabled them to do including touring the world with world-famous violin player Yo-Yo Ma.
They then challenged the scholars to learn an Indian rhythm which the students were able to repeat after only 2 attempts – an effort which they were told beat out similar attempts by other schools including Juilliard.
Just a few days earlier, another visiting artist, a dance teacher from the nationally renowned modern dance company Pilobolus, led 5th graders in a full-participation workshop on the use of fun and experimentation in modern dance choreography.
Grammy Winning Tabla Player Sandeep Das and World Renowned Cellist Mike Block Running a Workshop with BRCPS 4th Graders